Freaking unbelievable. This is the direct result of 20 to 30 years of fathers rights propaganda. That even a dad like NICHOLAS GLUCKMANN, who is charged with aggravated battery against his 3-month-old son, is demanding his child visitation rights. And he wants them NOW! This is the level of daddy entitlement these guys are feeling these days. And it ain't pretty.
And of course, daddies are so coddled by the system these days that Dad even gets a PUBLIC DEFENDER to help him get his "rights." And he wants the judge to reduce his bond. Of course.
Never mind that the baby has serious brain injuries. Who cares about the stinkin' baby? Daddy must have his! Don't we all know by now that the world is supposed to revolve around whatever Daddy Drama is on stage that day?
It's apparently not clear whether visitation is with the baby or some other child. But either way, this is insane. Why is the safety of any child being compromised in this way?
If I were the mom, I'd certainly want to stop this. Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do. If you object, you're an "alienator" and vulnerable to a custody switch. And if you don't object, you're guilty of "failure to protect." And you will be blamed if you "went along" with the visitation scheme and a child gets injured or re-injured while under Daddy's "care." By both the public at large and the legal system.
So you can't win. And notice that the Mom's perspective on this is not mentioned at all. Typical.
UPDATE: Child Abuse Suspect Gets Public Defender, Wants Visit With Son
This 48-year-old man is charged with a Class X felony in connection to an April incident in Batavia.
By Dan Campana
October 12, 2011
A 48-year-old man who once lived in Batavia went before a judge Wednesday morning to ask for a lawyer and a bond reduction, all in the hopes of being freed in time for a scheduled visit with his son.
Nicholas Glucksmann surrendered to police last week on charges he severely injured a child, identified in court documents as his then three-month-old son, during an April incident in Batavia. It was not immediately clear whether the visitations are with the same boy.
Prosecutors are currently unaware if Glucksmann has any visitation arrangements relating to the boy or whether he has any other children.
Glucksmann, who is listed with a Batavia address in court records, remains in Kane County Jail on $150,000 bail charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a child—one count is a Class X felony—and a single count of aggravated domestic battery.
When Glucksmann surrendered to authorities on Oct. 4, he was listed as having a Wheaton address, according to a police report.
During a brief hearing, Glucksmann told Judge Marmarie Kostelny he was a contractor who couldn’t afford to hire a lawyer, and that he wanted to have his bond reduced so he could make the upcoming visitation as he tries to “get his son back,” he said.
Kostelny appointed a public defender to represent Glucksmann and set an Oct. 28 hearing, although he could return to court sooner if his lawyer files for a bond reduction.
Allegations Against Glucksmann, Injury Details
Prosecutors allege Glucksmann caused “trauma” to the young boy’s head that was severe enough to require he be airlifted from an Aurora hospital to Lutheran General Hospital, court records show.
Glucksmann and the boy’s mother—who is not named in records—first took the boy to Provena Mercy Medical Center’s emergency room on April 16, where they told a doctor he had fallen off a bed when Glucksmann tripped and pushed the boy, according to a search warrant affidavit.
The doctor called police about a “possible child abuse” case after determining the boy’s injuries were not consistent with a fall, but more so with Shaken Baby Syndrome, records show. The boy had bruising on his face and bleeding on his brain, which prompted doctors to send him to Lutheran General in Park Ridge.
The doctor “observed the parents arguing with each other as to either go straight to Lutheran General Hospital or to their residence,” states the affidavit seeking permission to search Glucksmann’s Batavia apartment.
Police reported finding an infant shirt and bassinet cover with “apparent” blood drops, as well as an adult’s shirt with “numerous blood droplets,” documents show.
Court records show owners of an apartment on Batavia Avenue named Glucksmann and a woman in an eviction case from earlier this year. A judge in September ordered Glucksmann to pay the landlord nearly $6,500 for back rent, damage and other fees.